2013-2014 Chair: Tomma Bordenkircher firstname.lastname@example.org
General Information Fact_Sheet_for_ID
The Individual Development Program is individual development! It was developed in the 1960’s to further enhance leadership and communication skills for working women. BPW Foundation continues to support ID, a licensed Signature Program. This program reaps value directly on the participant – simply by attending the course, the individual will learn to improve communication skills, networking skills, public speaking skills and more– all of which are ongoing benefits to the participant. Probably the most important benefit, however, is the increased confidence in themselves that the participants gain as a direct result of their participation in the Individual Development Program.
Learn how to ANALZYE and EVAUATE what you see and hear.
Learn how to CRITICIZE constructively and tactfully.
Learn how to accept constructive CRITICISM.
Develop SELF CONFIDENCE and POISE – to feel comfortable in a variety of situations.
Learn PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE – to be able to preside and be a more effective member. If members do not know parliamentary procedure, the presiding officer cannot function.
Improve your COMMUNICATION SKILLS – both in informal conversation or in making formal presentations – express yourself in any circumstance.
Build FREINDSHIPS – a support group – a team spirit with other members of an Individual Development (ID) class.
Become more highly MOTIVATED in your personal and in your professional life.
Learn PROTOCOL – how to extend formal and informal courtesies to people according to rank, position, or personal achievement.
EXPERIENCE COMPETITION – something most women do not have much opportunity to do.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BPW than you could learn in ten years any other way – history, objectives, activities. Individual Development is “women helping women” exemplified.
UPDATE your understanding of BPW Foundation procedures, policies, protocol, and issues of interest to BPW – a reason to take ID periodically, not just once.
Each BPW/Ohio Region will have an ID representative at the Leadership Training on April 12, 2014 when the Individual Development Speak-off will occur.
Attention Locals: To schedule/attend an Individual Development Class:
- Pease contact your Region Individual Development Chair for the course sessions scheduled for your Region.
- Your local can also volunteer to hold an Individual Development course in your Region.
- The course takes approximately 14-16 hours to complete. To gain the full benefits of the course, we strongly encourage you to offer the complete set of modules.
- To meet the needs of your members, Locals and Regions can offer any combination of the modules for their class sessions. Please understand that, if the individual wants to compete in a Speak-off in April 2014, the individual must have completed all 14 modules sometime in the three-year period before the Speak-off competition.
- You can also contact Tomma Bordenkircher at email@example.com for assistance.
Please check out the following links if you are interested in having an Individual Development training or wish to participant in a training:
TIMELINE FOR THE 2013-14 BPW/Ohio Individual Development Program
March 21, 2014- Deadline for submitting your Region ID Representative’s
Information to the State ID Chair.
April 12, 2014 - BPW/OH Individual Development Speak-Off Competition will be
held at the YC/ID Leadership Training Meeting.
Place to be announced.
May 15-18, 2014- BPW/Ohio State Conference, Canton, Ohio
The DEADLINE FOR REGION INFORMATION (winner’s name, picture and paper work) to be sent to Tomma Bordenkircher, BPW/Ohio ID Chair, is March 21, 2014 (address: 20924 TR 292, Coshocton, Ohio 43812). All ID representative information must be received at that time. Please be aware of this date when scheduling your Local and Region competitions. Regions and locals ID competitions will have to be organized/completed so as to comply with this deadline.
Tomma Bordenkircher, 2013-14 BPW/Ohio ID Chair firstname.lastname@example.org